Art of the Day: Into the Yucca

Most of the bee shots on this site will focus on the bee – and really pay attention to the eye. In this case, though, the bee seems almost incidental. This one took – actually a false yucca or hummingbird yucca – five years to bloom, but wow…when it did, it was magnificent. Started sometime late May, I think, and went through the first few soft frosts…five or six ten-foot blooms stalks just going and going and going. When you look at the pic, notice that there are a few flowers open, a couple past their prime, and lots and lots of buds of various sizes. It’s really a magnificent plant. Look for a hummingbird on it soon as “art of the day”. They sure love this plant, too.

Also, this is obviously a thin vertical, too. I really need to develop my eye to shoot those. It’s often lots easier to find room on the wall for a long, thin, tall one than it is a square or traditional rectangle.

I’ve got this one in the gallery 20 x 48 on 1/8″acrylic in a white, custom frame for $445. It looks really good. And would make a good breaker box cover, too.

Art of the Day: Muse

This shot was named by a visitor to my art booth at a festival in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – who has since become a friend. This shot really moved her. And it’s one of my favorites, too (she’s the cover girl for the 2022 bee calendar). Compositionally, it violates a few rules. But the composition, for the piece, is near perfect. It’s really so sublime. There’s such a feeling to the piece. And she’s Muse. Oh, and I really should mention that she’s in a sea of asters.

This one works well in a 2:3 ratio or a 3:4 (shown – calendar at 8×10). But my favorite iteration of this one is in a 1:2 ratio – specifically, a 16 x 32 print on 1/4″ acrylic ($385 plus 5% shipping). It also works really well on the same size of canvas in a floating frame ($285). You lose a little resolution with the canvas (of course), but the frame finishes it well and it’s a stunning effect! Email me at to discuss or order.